1. Can students living in Brandenburg apply to JFKS?
No, all new students at the John F. Kennedy School have to provide an official Berlin Anmeldebestätigung (official documentation of Berlin residency) upon enrollment.
2. Does JFKS charge tuition?
No, the John F. Kennedy School is a public school and therefore does not charge tuition.
3. When is the deadline for students’ applications?
For perspective Entrance Class students the application period is from October 1 to January 31 for the following school year. For students applying to grades 1 through 12, the application period starts September 1 for the following school year. Please see: Application periods
4. When will the admissions’ decisions for the next school year be made, when will we receive confirmation about our child being admitted or not?
The Entrance Class lottery takes place in April, afterwards official admissions letters will be sent out to Entrance Class parents. Admissions letters for older students in the ES and HS will be sent out at the end of April, beginning of May.
5. Is there a probation period for new students at JFKS?
The probation period for students in the ES is one year, for students in the HS one semester.
6. Does JFKS offer an Open House to visit the school?
There is no Open House but it is possible to schedule individual tours of the school. Please contact Annika von Maydell at gro.n1485080395ilreb1485080395skfj@1485080395emocl1485080395ew1485080395 to make an appointment.
7. Does JFKS have boarding facilities?
The John F. Kennedy School does not have boarding facilities.
8. Which diplomas do students at JFKS work towards?
Students at the John F. Kennedy School work towards the German Abitur, the American High School Diploma and Advanced Placement Program, or towards both. JFKS does not offer the IB program.
9. Do students applying to JFKS have to have prior knowledge of English and / or German?
Students applying to Grades 1 through 12 have to be fluent in English, but not in German. Please see: ES Admission and HS Admission